Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition
Have not used the Barnes so I not saying the Nosler Partitions are better, but on the recommendation of another hunter with lots of African hunting experience that is what I took on my trip this summer.
Using a Remington 700 in .30-06, with handloaded 180 grain Nosler Partitions I killed a Baboon, Blue Wildebeest, Gemsbuck, Impala, and 2 warthogs with one shot each. The Impala ran the furthest at 25 yards, the Blue Wildebeest and the Gemsbuck ran 20 yards, one warthog ran 15 yards. The Baboon and the other warthog dropped at the shot. I had great blood trails on everything but the Blue Wildebeest which I shot in the chest facing me.
I was very impressed with the bullet performance over a variety of game: 90 pound Baboon to 600 pound Blue Wildebeest. All bullets exited except the Blue Wildebeest. I got sufficient expansion on all the animals. Shots were from 5 yards Impala to 80 yards on the Gemsbuck.
As I said earlier, maybe not the best, but certainly they worked for my application.